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Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, Chairperson of the Austrian Bishops´ Conference, announced on 22 March 2019, the decision of Austrian bishops to divest within five years from all businesses that extract or produce fossil fuels (coal, oil, and gas).
The CIDSE Board of Directors has elected Éamonn Meehan, Executive Director of the Irish Catholic international development agency Trócaire, as its new President. The election took place today, during the board’s annual meeting.
Find out below how are members are celebrating this event
CIDSE expresses its concern about the continuing tragedy of migrant deaths in the Mediterranean Sea.
In the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake in 2010, CIDSE member organisations (MOs) acted immediately by providing humanitarian assistance and have since then been working together with Haitian civil society strengthening their capacities, and they have accompanied local organisations in the reconstruction work.
"More action required at national and international level to stop human rights abuses by business"
CIDSE’s work on business and human rights tries to close gaps in existing standards, including through regulation, and to provide solutions for communities facing negative impacts from business.
At its annual meeting, the CIDSE Board of Directors elected Heinz Hödl as new President. For the next three years Mr. Hödl will chair the international alliance of Catholic development agencies.
The following CIDSE members work in South Sudan